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Patapsco Valley State Park

8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043-3499
+1 410-461-5005
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Great time and perfect spot

Every year a group of us get together and spend the day at Patapsco Valley State Park. We always... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Windsor Mill, Maryland
Has everything!

Patapsco Valley State Park is a great place. It's huge and there's so much to do there. There are 3... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Rachel K
United States
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8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043-3499
+1 410-461-5005
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every year a group of us get together and spend the day at Patapsco Valley State Park. We always get the same pavilion which sits alone and we love it. We never infringe on anyone else there while playing our music, kidding each other and...More

Thank dblagmon
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Patapsco Valley State Park is a great place. It's huge and there's so much to do there. There are 3 main sections of the park, all of which have hiking trails, bike trails, playgrounds, grilling areas, and more! My boyfriend and I visit Patapsco Valley...More

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This park extends 32 miles along the Patapsco River covering 16,000 acres of recreation fun for hiking, cycling (mtn), running, fishing, camping, horseback riding, canoeing and picnicking. Over 200 miles of trails to fulfill your fun time. There are various entrances into the park so...More

Thank whereletsgo
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Patapsco Valley State Park offers city and suburban residents a good taste of the area's original surroundings by bringing nature close to the Baltimore suburbs. It's just literally minutes from anywhere in the Baltimore area and not that far from Maryland's DC suburban areas either....More

Thank Alberto M
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Very nice park with a scenic trail, the Cascade Trail. A bit of a scramble past boulders, but the trail was well marked and my 6 year old son really enjoyed it.

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The nature is still beautiful. It a wonderful place so close to the city. However, it is my opinion that mountain bikers have destroyed what used to be wonderful place to take the family for a hike. Two complaints here. Number one, there are just...More

2  Thank memberat
Reviewed 27 October 2017

You can spend all day on the trails out here, but I would download the AllTrails app so you can keep track of where you are. We got hiking on a trail and did not realize that it was a 6 mile trail before it...More

Thank Alison R
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Our son and daughter-in-law had a welcome party here before their wedding. It was a perfect setting and with tablecloths, flowers and a fire in the fireplace, it was pretty and inviting. Everyone had a great time. There is electricity, lighting in the kitchen and...More

Thank D M
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We've been to many parks in the area, but this is the only park that I have encountered with such poor website information, little to no directional signs, rude staff, and parking that required a reservation. We haven't really been tempted to return since we...More

Thank Kaitlin S
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We visit this park often. Lovely quiet park. Helpful camp hosts go above and beyond to make your stay pleasent. In fact they are kind enough to offer a helping hand to all newbies. Whether it be backing into a space or starting a campfire...More

Thank lynndee-d
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6 October 2017|
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Response from HappyCamper00000 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. We could get from our campsite to the Baltimore Convention Center in under 30 minutes. Maybe 20 something? Make sure the Park is open during the time you plan to attend your conference, and reserve a campsite... More
Dennis B
29 June 2016|
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
The phone number should be on the website. Call them. I don't believe the campsites have water hookups.
Haleigh R
17 May 2016|
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Response from Brett M | Reviewed this property |
From the website: April through October Monday through Friday: $2 per vehicle in-state, $4 per vehicle out-of-state Buses: $10 per bus (a bus is a vehicle that holds more than 9 passengers) Weekends and Holidays $3 per... More